“Pendleton and the Real West: The Photographs of Lee Moorhouse”
Presented by Steven L. Grafe, Curator of Art, Maryhill Museum of Art
Oregon Encyclopedia History Night
- Edgefield - Power Station Theater |
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
- 6:30 p.m. |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
About “Pendleton and the Real West: The Photographs of Lee Moorhouse”
Pendleton businessman Lee Moorhouse took up the photographic hobby in 1898. During the two decades that followed he produced thousands of glass plate negatives that show the Inland Empire as it transitioned from frontier life to the early modern era. His photos capture scenes of regional ranch and city life, railroad activity, and marine traffic on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. More than 600 of his images record action at the inaugural Pendleton Round-Up rodeos. As a former Indian agent who was well known to the residents of the Umatilla Reservation, he also preserved an important visual record of Indian life in the interior Northwest. Despites its depth and scope, Moorhouse's work remains largely unknown to many students of Oregon history.
About Oregon Encyclopedia History Night
The Oregon Encyclopedia hosts a series of History Nights in collaboration with McMenamins pubs. Come join us for an enlightening evening of history, served up with food and a pint or two of good beer, and find out more about the history and culture of our state from OE authors. Bring your encyclopedia-worthy Oregon stories to share with the OE Editors-in-Chief.
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